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Posted on: December 12, 2012

[ARCHIVED] It's Not Too Late to Vaccinate! Get your Flu Shot Now

The Norwalk Health Department urges residents to protect themselves and their families by getting vaccinated against influenza now. The flu shot is recommended for everyone 6 months of age and older. Residents can get their flu vaccine at the Health Department on Mondays, from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm, while supplies last. Call ahead to reserve your dose. Flu shots at the Health Department are covered by Medicare Part B, Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and ConnectiCare, as long as clients bring their insurance cards. Otherwise, flu shots cost $25 per person.

The Health Department also offer the high-dose flu vaccine to clients age 65 and over. This high-dose vaccine costs $50 per person and is covered by Medicare Part B. Clients 65 years of age and older can choose to have the high-dose vaccine or the standard seasonal flu vaccine.

If you have a question about the flu vaccine, call your physician. For other questions about getting your flu shot, please call the Norwalk Health Department at 203-854-7776.

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